Andrea Pascuccian and Massimo Palazzi make a lot of novel designs, some would say even odd ones. This would be one of them. It's a plateau crowned bent Dublin, sporting a bowl profile not unlike what you might expect from a Danish rendition, yet a slimmer, streamlined cross-section - and all followed up by a shank and stem that seem to mix the slim proportions and downward-bending direction of a classic Prince's with the continuous arch and deeper transition of Hawkbill. An unusual combination indeed, yet also one that proves pretty nice in hand, and certainly very smooth, that serves well to show of the flame grain of the flanks, retains a chamber of good depth of chamber as well as reasonably thick walls, and that packs it all into a pipe of pretty handy size.
- Eric N. Squires